El “Popo” is short for Popocatepetl, the name of a volcano just in the middle of Mexico.
This volcano has been witness of a great deal o history, it is the guardian of many ancient secrets it has been adored as a deity, provider of many natural resources and the inspiration of many artists.
Since 1994 it is active and now it is forbidden to climb to the top. We can only get the full idea of it on the distance, on the horizon, but lately we only think of the volcano in terms of potential natural disaster.
When did we lose our relationship with these great landscapes? What happened?
How do we relate to this natural, cultural, economical and social heritage now days?
This project is a transmedia documentary that will try to approach the audience to the different secrets that the volcano still hides. It is about a personal quest, but also about learning about the biggest most powerful force in these valleys, it is about the people who live there, but also about the ones that where here before us.
Through different platforms and forms of participation, EL POPO will try to awake the lost bond between human and land, in the attempt of creating a community less driven by fear towards the volcano and nature, and more respectful to it.
Feel free to watch the video or explore a little bit more about the project at our presentation.
More on the film here: http://vimeo.com/60646220